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The Darrell W. Krueger Library

This past week I had the task of shooting “Framing” in Black and White. There are many ways that this can be taken, after all what the photographer chooses to include (or not include) in the image framing in itself. Elements within the image can also serve as frames. here are 2 very different takes on framing and I hope you Enjoy!

NOTE: As always, I ask that you do not save images to your local computer with out permission. Information about permission can be found on the About page. Thank You.

The Darrell W. Krueger Library

I shot this photo with my 16mm lens  at ~1/750 sec and ~f/16 on Sunday 2/20/2011. It is taken from the third floor of the Integrated Wellness Complex on Winona State’s campus. As a result of the fast shutter speed, the aluminum that separates the windows, becomes silhouetted, which was a goal of mine. I wanted the black around the windows to frame the windows, and the individual windows to frame other aspects of the image, namely the Darrell W. Krueger Library. To improve this image I would Spot Tone the image, which is something I will probably do in the near future.

Jefferson's Pub and Grill

This photo was shot the night prior to the last one. I brought my tripod down to the river, and took a few shots of the Winona bridge, and then decided to shoot Jefferson’s as well. I personally LOVE the way lights will star in long exposures, so I shot this for 30 seconds at f/16. This image is Framing in the sense that I chose what and what not to include in the image.

Hope you enjoyed these images. More to come later this week!


Winona State: A Different Perspective

On my way to class the other day, I realized just how many beautiful flowers and trees were on campus at Winona State University. Knowing that the maintenance staff usually uproots the flowerbeds around this time each year, I decided that if I wanted to shoot these flowers that I had to do it soon.  I also noticed that the bumble bees are out and about, so in keeping with my goal of producing imagery people want to see, I took a few photos of them for Carlee Aasen. Once again, underneath each photo, I have included my Aperture, Shutter, and ISO settings so that you can see how I shot each photo. Feel free to click on individual photos to see them in their original sizes. Enjoy!

NOTE: As always, I ask that you do not save images to your local computer with out permission. Information about permission can be found on the About page. Thank You.

f/7.1 1/400 ISO 100

f/6.3 1/320 ISO 320

f/8.0 1/500 ISO 320

f/6.3 1/400 ISO 250

f/9.0 1/800 ISO 320

f/7.1 1/500 ISO 250

f/6.3 1/400 ISO 320

f/7.1 1/400 ISO 250

f/7.1 1/400 ISO 160

f/8.0 1/640 ISO 400

f/9.0 1/640 ISO 250

f/9.0 1/800 ISO 320

f/7.1 1/400 ISO 250

f/8.0 1/500 ISO 250

f/7.1 1/400 ISO 160

f/7.1 1/500 ISO 320

f/9.0 1/640 ISO 320

Thanks for checking out this weeks photos. This weekend I will be traveling to Tsaile, Arizona for a presentation. While down there, I should have ample opportunities to shoot photos, and will post them as soon as I get the chance. Also, I am still looking for ideas on what to shoot, so feel free to leave feedback, and I really will listen to your suggestions.

FOR MORE COOL FLOWER PHOTOS CHECK OUT: Blue Blue Wave


Upcoming Photo Shoot

Hey all- I will be hiking the bluffs of Winona tomorrow at 4:45 with Winona State University’s Photo League. I plan on shooting a lot of nature, and maybe even a few shots of people in nature. I rarely like to use models in my work, but who knows. The mood might just be right tomorrow, and I may take a shot or 2 with people in the composition. Stay tuned to see how these pics turn out!